Principal Trumpet

Philippe Brunet


Philippe has been Principal Trumpet with The American Pops Orchestra since October 2021. He most recently performed with the orchestra for United in Song:

Beyond APO

Philippe has been an active performer and educator all across North America and Europe appearing as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist. He has performed with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Maryland Lyric Opera, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, The Naples Philharmonic, the Southwest Florida Orchestra, and for four seasons as a member of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra. He has also been heard at prestigious festivals such as the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music, the Aspen Music Festival, the Dartington International Music Festival, the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, and the Atlantic Music Festival. Philippe is also a member of the Parkway Brass, an innovative brass quintet that performs in the mid Atlantic region. As an advocate for New Music and soloist, he has collaborated with several composers on over a dozen new works including a commissioned trumpet concerto for chamber ensemble and soloist, Fanfares for The Apocalypse by Rome Prize winning composer, Ken Ueno.


  • BMus, Schulich School of Music
  • MFA, California Institute of The Arts
  • DMA in Trumpet Performance, Frost School of Music

Favorite APO Moment

Favorite Pop Music Song